LiDAR and 360 degree Video
LiDAR which stands for 'Light Detection And Ranging' is a remote sensing & surveying technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a pulsed laser light. These light pulses combined with other data recorded by suitable Mapping systems generate precise, three-dimensional information about the shape of the Earth and its surface characteristics. LiDAR mapping, sometimes referred to as '3D laser scanning' is popularly used as a technology to make high-resolution maps, with applications in geodesy/geomatics, with terrestrial, airborne & mobile mapping methods.
Mobile LiDAR is an advanced mapping solution that incorporates the most advanced LiDAR sensors, cameras and position/navigation/DGPS receivers to collect survey grade 3D point cloud data quickly and accurately.
Survey Grade Mobile LiDAR mapping is the process of collecting geospatial data from a mobile vehicle, typically fitted with a LiDAR remote sensing systems. Such systems are composed of an integrated array of time synchronized navigation sensors (survey grade DGPS) and imaging sensors mounted on a mobile platform. The primary output after pre-processing from such systems include; geo-referenced 3D point cloud data, digital maps, images and videos. The overall accuracy of the data which can be easily achieved is about +/- 2 cm.
Marrath has procured 'Leica Pegasus One & Leica Pegasus Two' Mobile Lidar systems and has capacity of capturing high precision data of upto +/- 2 cm about 360 Kms per day. The Pegasus system captures dense 3D point cloud data with calibrated imagery and enables processing, visualization and mapping through user-friendly software platform "Leica Auto PP & Leica Map Factory Advanced". It provides plug-and-play hardware including cameras and LiDAR sensors, enabled by a software solution to control data acquisition, calibration, post-processing, viewing, editing and storage modules.
Mobile mapping allows rapid collection of all visible assets from a moving vehicle driving at posted speeds. This cutting-edge Mobile LiDAR technology provides a rich, high-density dataset that measures about one million 3D points per second. This Leica Pegasus system gives a unique & complete Survey grade mobile mapping solution to our clients with high speed & accuracy. The system can be mounted on any four wheeler vehicle & can capture high precise data upto +/- 2 cm for about 100 Km of Highways in one day, which would have taken at least a month using primitive Electronic Total Stations (ETS) method.
Screenshot of 3D Scan point cloud data of an urban street in 'Leica Map Factory'
Further, after post processing & feature extraction of the 3d point cloud data, output in desired format like Autocad *.dwg or Arc GIS *.shp files can be obtained.
Advantages of using Mobile
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